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Robert Burns

Robert Burns, also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, the National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also... Read More

Born25 January 1759
Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died21 July 1796 (aged 37)
Dumfries, Scotland
OccupationPoet, lyricist, farmer, excise-man
LanguageScots language
NationalityScottish
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